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Mutual Learning Workshop

Collaboration and Concentrations Alliances and Mergers in Higher Education. Current Practices and Future Opportunities November 15-16, Bucharest Adrian Curaj

UNESCO Chair Science and Innovation Policies


Outline The host institution A project in context Our expectations


The host institution A project in context Our expectations


Two roles and two wings‌

UNESCO Chair Science and Innovation Policies


Bologna Secretariat 2010-2012 • Bologna Researcher Conference and “researchers voice” • Bologna Process Portal • Bologna Repository


The host institution

A project in context Our expectations


Some of our projects www.forhe.ro 2nd cycle of strategic projects for the Romanian HE system (2011-2014)

1st cycle of strategic projects for the Romanian HE system (2008-2011)

National Foresight for S&I (2005-2006)

UNESCO Chair Science and Innovation Policies


FORHE – 1st cycle • Bucharest Dialogue hosted by a web 2.0 platform

• Foresight in Higher Education – The Vision on Romanian Higher Education in 2025- Seeds for the Future; – Green /White Paper- For Quality and Leadership in Romanian Higher Education 2015; – FOR-UNI Blueprint for Organizing Foresight in Universities

• a RAE exercise

• University Management


The broader context – BUCHAREST DIALOGUES

UNESCO Chair Science and Innovation Policies


Vision on Romanian higher education in 2025  Diversity: institutional, but also at the level of programs, educational philosophies and approaches etc. • university collaboration as one way of transcending the current institutional homogeneity

 Personalization: esp. in terms of program modularity, customized educational paths, integration of life and work • university collaboration as a means to enabling students to build educational paths to suit their individual life plans (not tied down to one program, a single research environment etc.)

 Transparency: tools to help individuals and institutions navigate through diverse HE market • enables universities to know each other


“changes in the external environment” The law of education and the classification methodology encouraging the concentration of universities (2011) – Universities classification; • Primary Evaluation; • Institutional Evaluation – Study Programmes’ Ranking; – Mergers Romania 2020 - Development Challenges: Rising employment, improving skills, and enhancing technology absorption and innovation as key issues for growth and competitiveness


FORHE – 2nd cycle • The international evaluation of the 90 universities (IEP-EUA) • Three Inter-institutional foresight exercises • Prospect for foresight exercises in 15 Romanian universities


The host institution A project in context

Our expectations


• A stocktaking of practices a book to be published in 2013!? • Rising awareness and increase the interest for the Universities to voluntary enroll in the 3 inter-institutional foresight exercises • Raising a more general interest for foresight in universities


Thank you !


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